Samsung Solstice II to be Available to AT&T Customers on Nov 7, Focus to Launch on Nov 8

Written By Sam on 7 November 2010
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Samsung Mobile has announced that the Samsung Focus and Samsung Solstice II will be available via AT&T on November 8 and November 7 respectively. The Samsung Focus is a Windows Phone 7 device with a 4.0-inch Super AMOLED screen, multiple messaging options and a 5.0 megapixel camera with flash and auto-focus. The Samsung Solstice II is being touted as a quick messaging device with a 3.0-inch touchscreen.

Here’s a quick look at the two devices:

Samsung Focus

The Focus features a customizable start screen and improved operating system look, large, iconic text for menus and content transitions to slide a user into and out of different menus. With the Windows 7 tile-based layout, users can customize the start screen in countless ways and pin frequently used applications for one-touch access. Users can have up to 256 live tiles on the start screen. The Focus also features natural touch and voice interactions, has a responsive, multi-touch display with voice activated dialing and app launch.

Key Features:

  • Windows Phone 7 Operating System
  • 4.0-inch Super AMOLED display
  • 5.0MP Camera/ Camcorder with auto-focus and flash
  • Full HTML browser with pinch and zoom
  • Multiple messaging options (Exchange Email, Text and Picture with threaded messaging)
  • Microsoft Zune service
  • Microsoft Bing maps and voice search
  • Wi-Fi with AT&T Hot Spots
  • Microsoft Office Mobile
  • Windows Phone Marketplace
  • Advanced gaming features – access Xbox LIVE right from your handset
  • aGPS with AT&T Navigator
  • AT&T U-verse Mobile
  • Samsung Now Hub
  • 720p video record/playback
  • Integrated social networking services
  • Stereo Bluetooth 2.1 connectivity
  • Multimedia package with features such as Music Player, Expandable Memory Slot supporting up to 32GB3, Games & 4 Pole 3.5mm Ear-jack

Specifications:

  • Quad-Band EDGE (850/900/1800/1900MHz); Tri-band UMTS (850/1900/2100MHz)
  • Display: 4 inches WVGA 480×800 pixels Super AMOLED
  • Dimensions: 4.84-inch x 2.56-inch x 0.39-inch
  • Weight: Approximately 4.2 ounces
  • Memory:
    •8GB internal storage memory
    •External microSD memory card slot up to 32 GB (class 2 (or higher) microSD card, card sold separately)
  • Talk Time: Up to 6.5 hours
  • Standby Time: Up to 300 hours

The phone will be available at AT&T company-owned retail locations nationwide or at the company’s website. AT&T has priced the Focus at $199.99.

Solstice II

The Solstice II features Samsung’s TouchWiz 2.0 user interface, offering one-touch access to frequently used applications and social networks. The Solstice II also comes loaded with features such as a 2.0 megapixel camera, AT&T Social Net, AT&T Navigator for turn-by-turn directions, AT&T Music and Radio, mobile e-mail and more.

Key Features:

  • Threaded Text Messaging
  • AT&T Social Net
  • Multiple Messaging Options (SMS, MMS, Video Messaging and Instant Messaging)
  • Mobile E-mail
  • AT&T AppCenter
  • Mobile Web Browser
  • 2.0 Megapixel Camera and Camcorder
  • aGPS Navigation with AT&T Navigator and AllSport GPS
  • AT&T Music and Radio
  • My Cast Weather
  • PicDial
  • Star Tweets
  • Vlingo Speech-to-Text Functionality
  • Preloaded and downloadable games
  • Video Share
  • MobiTV and MobiVJ
  • Bluetooth 2.1 Technology

Specifications:

  • Tri-Band: UMTS 850/1900/2100 MHz; Supports HSDPA 7.2Mb/s; Quad-Band: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Display: 240 x 400 Pixels, 65K color TFT
  • Dimensions: 4.29-inch x 2.13-inch x 0.47-inch
  • Weight: 3.35 ounces
  • Memory:
    •256MB internal storage memory
    •External microSD memory card slot up to 16 GB(card sold separately)
  • Talk Time: Up to 5 hours3
  • Standby Time: Up to 250 hours

The phone will be available on November 7 at AT&T company-owned retail locations nationwide or at the company’s website. Solstice II is priced at $29.99.

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